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06/19/2003 05:40:09 AM · #1
Good evening, my dear DPChallenge chums!

I have started a page designed to keep track of photography competitions. The idea is that people can go to one single web site to keep an overview of when the various deadlines for submission are, allowing them to keep an overview and to participate in more competitions.

The page is available here, but contains but a limited number of competitions so far.

The question, then:

- is if anybody else knows of any photography competitions?
- is there a need for a service like the one I am offering?

Cheers,

Haje
06/19/2003 05:54:13 AM · #2
Originally posted by SharQ:

...
The question, then:
...
- is there a need for a service like the one I am offering?


I would say definitely. I for one would love to have ready access to a list of competitions to choose from, without having to dredge through the internet or photo magazines to get to them. I seem to recall one service on the web that charged for access to a huge list of photo competitions. Perhaps you could go into 'competition' with them :)
06/19/2003 05:57:16 AM · #3
Originally posted by lp30:

Originally posted by SharQ:

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The question, then:
...
- is there a need for a service like the one I am offering?


I would say definitely. I for one would love to have ready access to a list of competitions to choose from, without having to dredge through the internet or photo magazines to get to them. I seem to recall one service on the web that charged for access to a huge list of photo competitions. Perhaps you could go into 'competition' with them :)


I certainly hope so - I am not planning to charge for my service in any case (information is free, or something).
06/19/2003 06:40:16 AM · #4
Is it only meant for contests with prizes, or also for challenge-sites like DPC?

A few I can think of are:
//dc.netadmin.be/challenge/start.asp (Belgian)
//www.photoblink.com/contests.asp?cid=16

These are both challenge-sites, below is another contest-site
//www.digitalphotocontest.com/

To answer your second question: I think it IS useful to have a site like yours to our disposal. Thanks Haje.

Message edited by author 2003-06-19 06:41:51.
06/19/2003 07:44:00 AM · #5
Originally posted by marco:

Is it only meant for contests with prizes, or also for challenge-sites like DPC?


Well, there is a section for ongoing competitions. I cannot see why I shouldn't add challenges as well.

Originally posted by marco:

To answer your second question: I think it IS useful to have a site like yours to our disposal. Thanks Haje.


Quite welcome! It is something I have been looking for quite a while myself, so yeah.

HJ
06/19/2003 07:46:24 AM · #6
Do you want just major ones or any of them? Are you looking for anything that says "photo contest"? Is a competition different than a contest?

Olympus has a contest for Olympus users for every season. I entered some in the spring contest, one being my paperclip picture and my symmetry picture

The Kim Komando radio show just ended a contest monday at noon. First prize was $2500 !! Winners will be announced june 21. there are also 17 other prizes of $250. I just found out about it Sunday, the day before it ended.

I know of a couple other smaller local ones too. Do you want stuff like that or not? I know there are some locals (Michigan people) on the site that might want to know. My biggest question though is a competition different than a contest. Good luck with the list. - Bob

06/19/2003 07:53:03 AM · #7
Originally posted by inspzil:

Do you want just major ones or any of them? Are you looking for anything that says "photo contest"? Is a competition different than a contest?

My biggest question though is a competition different than a contest. Good luck with the list. - Bob


I don't know. Not really, I suppose. I am interested in anything where pictures go head-to-head with each other...

As for local contetsts; Sure! When you add it to the calendar, you might want to put (michigan) front of the title, so people not from michigan don't have to waste their time.. But I am all for local competitions as well.

Haje Jan
06/19/2003 07:57:42 AM · #8
Shar - You say "head to head" with each other, does that mean like an elimination type competition like a tournament, or a voting/rating type like we have here at dpc? I'm still not clear...

THanks - Bob
06/19/2003 07:58:48 AM · #9
Fred Miranda Forums has weekly and monthly challenges with prizes for some competetions.

The prospect of a monetary or any other kind of prize always seems to force people to push more to achieve a better photo ... because we are all cynical fools and want something to brag about :D
06/19/2003 08:01:56 AM · #10
Originally posted by inspzil:

Shar - You say "head to head" with each other, does that mean like an elimination type competition like a tournament, or a voting/rating type like we have here at dpc?


Head to head means some form of competition. Here at DPC our pictures compete with each other, and is therefore interesting to my project. I guess you can say anything that gives a reward of some kind. Here on DPC the reward is virtual (ribbons and respect, praise, and world domination), while other competitions have less virtual prizes (money, camera gear, travels and world domination)

You get the drift.
06/19/2003 06:27:33 PM · #11
I have been receiving quite a bit of feedback on this, both by DPCmessages and emails, and several people have added competitions to the listing already. Just wanted to say thanks everybody - both for the help and support.
06/19/2003 06:34:36 PM · #12
I think this is a good thing to do. I remember looking for something similar about a year ago and not finding anything that was up to date or still active.
06/19/2003 06:41:52 PM · #13
yeah SharQ, it's a great idea. Thanks for posting. I'll definetely ad any competitions I find to your list.
06/23/2003 02:14:16 PM · #14
Here's a contest with a twist...

//fujifilm.todaysparent.com/
06/23/2003 02:44:24 PM · #15
This is a great idea and the kind of ad hoc information sharing the web was intended for/made possible--Thanks!

You should also grab links from this other DPC thread.
06/26/2003 07:46:37 AM · #16
SharQ - Can you check out the competitions page? I put up 3 new links to

The Every Man Contest
AGFA photo contest (Topic - The Color Red)
The International Photo Awards (fee req'd)

I put them here just in case you couldn't get at them right away. The competitions are all international, but on your site I put them in the USA category. Maybe you could put them in both categories, or start an international one. I thought you might want to know that.

Have fun everyone. - Bob
06/26/2003 08:17:34 AM · #17
SharQ- just want to Thank you and congratulate you on a great site! It is just what we all need.
06/26/2003 02:10:34 PM · #18
bump
06/26/2003 03:01:47 PM · #19
Excellent.. I knew I could trust the DPC community to come up with some excellent stuff!

I am currently updating the listing with all the suggested competitions, and I added a "worldwide" competitions calendar as well as the UK and USA ones.

Cheers!
06/26/2003 03:15:42 PM · #20
Here's another photography contest website -- //www.proofpositive.com/contests/photocontests.htm

Are you limiting your website to strictly digital photography?
06/26/2003 04:34:52 PM · #21
Not at all - all photo contests and challenges are welcome.
06/26/2003 04:36:33 PM · #22
Originally posted by ruthiek:

Here's another photography contest website -- //www.proofpositive.com/contests/photocontests.htm

Are you limiting your website to strictly digital photography?


Interestingly enough, I already included most of the contests described on that page... I have to be doing something right, I guess - not to mention all the competitions that DPC members have already added.
06/26/2003 11:22:01 PM · #23
Do you have this one (for pet lovers/photographers)?

//www.sdhumane.org/howyoucanhelp/calendar.cfm
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